kennedy, that things will go very badly if they strike this down? >> well, i mean, you know, we've already seen some things. we've had one of our councilmen, mr. earnest montgomery, because of the way the district was divided, lost the election. even on top of that when the d.o.j. told them or advised them not to have the election, they went on with the election anyway. >> this is a black elected member of the city council, is that right? >> that's correct. because of that, he lost his seat. d.o.j. came back -- you know, deemed it, i guess, unconstitutional. and they had to redo. and they had an at-large vote and he was the top vote-getter. it was designed to dilute the black community. >> is this what this case ultimately rests on? perfect for this, i've worked in the court. i've spent some time in the court. how fact down this case seems.